Peroneal Tendonitis, Strains, and Tears Treatment

Bracing solutions for peroneal tendonitis, strains and tears.

The most common cause of peroneal tendon injuries is overuse, which explains why this type of injury is more common among runners than the population in general. Having a high arch is also a risk factor.  The TriLok Ankle Brace does an exceptional job of relieving pain and supporting the joint during the rehabilitation process. 

Where is your peroneal tendon?

There are two peroneal tendons (longus and brevis) in the ankle to help support the joint and protect the body from ankle sprains. Both peroneal tendons run along the outside of the ankle bone and attach to the foot and are used as a lateral wall to protect against unwanted joint motion.

What causes a strain or tear?

Either a sudden injury or repetitive overuse can weaken or damage these tendons, leading to pain and swelling on the outside of the foot and ankle. Peroneal tendon inflammation can cause pain, stiffness, and possible instability throughout the ankle joint.

How will an ankle brace help treat peroneal tendon pain?

Reinjuring the ankle joint is common while the peroneals are healing since these tendons are used as the body’s natural protection against ankle sprains. The supportive straps of the TriLok Ankle Brace mimic the function of the peroneal tendons, allowing them time to heal, while medical-grade compression provides pain relief and helps protects the joint from reinjury.